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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Perfect plaza to sit down and catch you wind..The plaza is near the Grand via and has a metro stop and Big Bus stop. It is a very convenient area. My Hotel was in the area which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Westland, Michigan
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Westland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Perfect plaza to sit down and catch you wind..The plaza is near the Grand via and has a metro stop and Big Bus stop. It is a very convenient area. My Hotel was in the area which made it very nice.

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Martos, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Yes this is a great place to escape the bustle after Gran Via. There are a number of market stalls selling snacks, as well as the statue of Cervantes, and some shady places to sit.

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Ermesinde
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This plaza has a great monument in honor of Cervantes, one of the greatest Spanish authors. The trees arround the plaza and the water fountains makes a great place to have a seat and watch the sunset.

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Almaty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Located near Royal Palace, beautiful plaza with Servantes monument. Just go there and take a picture. Nice place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lovely plaza. Very lively with lots of people and beautiful fountain. Great place to relax and take many pictures. There are a few vendors and locals which make this place a pleasure to visit. We stay just across the street at Dear Hotel and enjoyed walking up and down Gran Via.

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Sarnia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were only in Madrid for one full day of sightseeing and unfortunately, for us the city's clean up crew did not get out in time to clean up all the garbage after the large parade the day before. Hence, all our photos of what could have been a beautiful place are littered with garbage...and if only I could explain... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I can still smell hear the water and see the exquisite gardens near the plaza. Lots of out door cafes.

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Oulu, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The tiny statue of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza is there. There are also two "sky scrapers" that many people find interesting.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Another great place to see in Madrid. The plazas in Spain are unique in each place you visit. Try to visit all of them.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great plaza for people viewing and entertainment at night. Street performers come out as soon as the sun sets, and entertain the crowds on their way to dinner.

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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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